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Third-party iOS 8 keyboard SwiftKey is updated with a number of new themes

Third-party iOS 8 keyboard SwiftKey is updated with a number of new themes

Digital Communicator
May 20, 2015

Popular replacement keyboard SwiftKey is going all out with themes in a new update.

Version 1.3 adds 12 new themes for users to select from – five new Nickel themes, six Minimal options, and SwiftKey’s first animated theme. Each Nickel and Minimal option can be unlocked with a $0.99 in-app purchase.

The animated theme, Shooting Stars, offers a beautiful night sky that changes as you move your phone. Stars are dynamically generated each time the keyboard loads. It’s a $1.99 in-app purchase.

Those new themes join the lineup of three free options – Nickel Light, Nickel Dark and Happy Holidays.

To switch themes, you’ll need to select the app itself and head to the Design section.

With the update, users should also notice increased stability and a reduction of the times where SwiftKey is replaced by the default iOS keyboard. Current users should restart their device to see that benefit.

SwiftKey Keyboard is a universal app designed for the iPhone/iPod touch and iPad/iPad mini. It can be downloaded now on the App Store for free. You’ll need a device running any version of iOS 8.

Earlier this month, I pitted SwiftKey against another popular third-party keyboard option, Fleksy, in an AppAdvice App Smackdown. SwiftKey took home the title by a slight margin. And the new theme additions make the app an even better choice.

For other app news today, see: The new Languinis: Match and Spell adventure has you making words by matching gems, Navigate your paper airplane through Amsterdam in KLM’s Jets, and The 10 best iPhone and iPad apps for writers.

Mentioned apps

SwiftKey Keyboard + Emoji
SwiftKey Keyboard + Emoji
Fleksy + GiF Keyboard
Fleksy + GiF Keyboard
Fleksy, Inc.

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